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Our Founder Story

Meet Lauralee Symes

Founded in early 2015 by Bill and LauraLee Symes. “We love flowers. And we love people who love flowers” say’s LauraLee. “You’ll find us tending our blooms in the garden behind a century old Victorian house on Sellwood’s Antique Row”. LauraLee grew up tending her gardens and her horses in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  A wild-meadow bouquet paired with a love for French garden style floral arranging is the inspiration for all we do at Sellwood Flower Co. 

About Sellwood Flower Company

The Sellwood Flower Co. is your Portland, Oregon stop for fresh, local flowers and plants, European and garden style floral design, and unique gifts from around the world.

We love flowers. And we love people who love flowers. You’ll find us tending our American Grown blooms in the garden behind a century old Victorian house on Sellwood’s Antique Row. Check back often for current bouquet specials, event services, special events, and the latest fun ideas in floral design.

We offer a wide variety of fresh arrangements, Soter wines, Smith Tea, Moon Struck Chocolate, and custom gift baskets. We do weekly deliveries for offices, country clubs, hotels, and restaurants. We are the house florist for Waverley Country Club and for The Nines Hotel. We offer a weekly flower subscription so you can have fresh flowers delivered every week, or at whatever interval you choose. We will help you with your floral needs and dreams for the big moments of your life. We are a full service florist providing florals for your wedding, corporate event, funeral, baby shower, birthday party, Bar Mitzvah, or your Quinceañera.

Luscious European garden inspired floral design house that sources just harvested, locally grown flowers, greens, fruits, and vegetables to create chic, romantic floral arrangements in (Sellwood) Portland, Oregon.

The Dream Team

Favorite Color:Lavender Favorite Flower:Lily of the Valley and violets Favorite Beverage:Water... Favorite Food:Whatever you’re cooking SuperPower:Kindness As a child I wanted to be:A musician sharing the power of music - and a mother. When not at SFC:Hanging out with Mother Nature and all of her friends

MARY

Shop Manager
Favorite Color:Blue or green Favorite Flower:Daffodils, Peonies, Ranunculus… how can a florist pick one? Favorite Beverage:Coffee Favorite Food:Soup SuperPower:Ninja As a child I wanted to be:Jazz singer When not at SFC:In the garden or Dojang

LYNN

Designer
Favorite Color:Green Favorite Flower:Parrot Tulips Favorite Beverage:Aperol Spritz Favorite Food:Anything with burratta in it SuperPower:Online private investigator/ Super Sleuth As a child I wanted to be:Fashion Designer When not at SFC:Working on our house or gardening

CATIE

Designer
Favorite Color:Green Favorite Flower:Sweet-peas Favorite Beverage:Anything with St. Germaine Favorite Food:Artichokes SuperPower:Plant ID and keeping the mood light. As a child I wanted to be:A writer When not at SFC:Find me reading, gardening and still thinking about flowers.

KAILLA

Designer
Favorite Color:Grey, dark grey, and occasionally dark-dark green Favorite Flower:Ranunculus and hellebores Favorite Beverage:Old fashioned and /or flat water Favorite Food:Neapolitan style pizza, pasta, and dishes with lots of vegetables. SuperPower:Correctly guessing how tall celebrities are As a child I wanted to be:A secret spy and a lifeguard When not at SFC:Hiking a mitsy trail, biking to a yummy lunch, rubbing my dog's belly, or cooking a new recipe

BETH

Designer
Favorite Color:Blue Favorite Flower:Wild rose Favorite Beverage:Chai Favorite Food:Cheese SuperPower:ESP As a child I wanted to be:A Lawyer When not at SFC:Watching Tennis

KRISTA

Designer
Favorite Color:Green Favorite Flower:Hellebores Favorite Beverage:French Cognac or any floral liquor Favorite Food:Anything French SuperPower:I love animals and understand them in funny way When not at SFC:In my garden either tending to my plants or animals

ALLISON

Chef
Favorite Color:Red Favorite Flower:Hibiscus Favorite Beverage:Coffee Favorite Food:Sushi SuperPower:Customer Service As a child I wanted to be:Airplane pilot When not at SFC:Hiking

SAM

Delivery Driver
Favorite Color:Blue Favorite Flower:Lotus Favorite Beverage:Oregon Pinot Noir (Sounded more sophisticated than an IPA beer 😁) Favorite Food:Fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab SuperPower:I can fly (well… in my dreams and on airplanes) As a child I wanted to be:A Commercial Pilot When not at SFC:White water rafting down the Deschutes River in Maupin, Oregon

PAUL

Sales & Operations Manager
Favorite Color:Blue Favorite Flower:Rose Favorite Beverage:Water Favorite Food:It’s a tie between Indian and Mexican cuisine SuperPower:Procrastination As a child I wanted to be:A cowboy When not at SFC:Sailing in the gorge

BILL

Chairman
Favorite Color:Orange Favorite Flower:Sheesh, that’s like asking who your favorite child is. garden roses, tulips, peonies, plumeria Favorite Beverage:Margarita! Favorite Food:Tacos! SuperPower:Intuition As a child I wanted to be:A florist that danced in wildflower fields and followed the moon. When not at SFC:Dancing and following the moon! Seriously, you would find me near the water, at the beach, or in the kitchen.

LAURALEE

President

8215 SE 13th Avenue Portland, OR, 97202 Portland OR
PHONE. (503) 719-5390

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